Friday, November 20, 2009

Surely life has to slow down soon

January 2009

So in my effort to update you on our family, I thought I would do some then and now pictures. Wow, turn around once and look what happens. They grow up and are into EVERYTHING including candy.

1st day of school!!!

My baby boy is growing so big!!!
He attends smarty pants preschool and loves it!! I can't believe how much he has changed (for the better) in such a short amount of time. We originally signed him so he would be ready to leave the nest and be ready for kindergarten next year. Well as it turns out, his preschool is as much for my emotional preparation as it is for his. Love ya Mrs. Mitchell

First day of Work, first day of work!!!!

So, with a gentle nudge from my sister in law I will update our family blog. Life has been filled with many, many, many roller coaster rides this last couple of months. For those of you that may not have heard, Tyler was laid off from his job of 6 years in June. It was heart breaking and terrifying at the same time. After we received the news that Beneficial Financial would no longer be selling new policies, it was less than two hours that Tyler got home with his last check in hand. It's all good though. It was an extremely intense trial that our family went through. We learned many things through unemployment. The most important one is that God lives and loves me and my family. You know that poem, "footprints in the sand"? Our experience literally felt like that. So many times, we felt carried and almost weightless when in reality the weight should have felt unbarable. We also learned to treasure the precious moments we have everyday with our loved ones. The very day Tyler lost his job, Tyler and I were to say the least distrought. We took the kids to chick-fila so they could play and we could talk and figure things out. Tyler and I were crying together in the middle of the restraunt terrified about our future and Garrett ran to us with a huge smile on his face and said, "this is the best day ever!!!" I wiped my tears and asked,"how so buddy?" And he replied, "cuz daddy's home and we get to play." My kids learned first hand from personal experience that Heavenly Father does hear and answer prayers. After Tyler found a new job and had been back to work for a few weeks, Garrett was saying our family prayer one night and in the prayer he thanked Heavenly Father for helping daddy find a new job. Priceless moments like these are what count. Tyler has been employed with Deseret Trust since the end of September and we are truly grateful everyday!!!